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    November 29, 2012
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and hoda kotb live from studio 1-a in rockefeller plaza. wines day, wednesday november 28th. we're so happy you're here with us today. >> big day around the country it is powerball day. >> drawing tonight. the pot is over 500 million and a single winner could walk away with the cash prize. >> look at our numbers. >> worth more than 327 million after taxes. can you imagine? >> no, that's crazy. tell you what the odds of winning are, 1 in 175 million. >> i feel lucky. >> okay. listen. we did a kick pick. >> gave five bucks and said make it count. we did a quick pick, which i kind of like. >> somebody did it for us. i gave them five bucks and said make it count. >> good. >> two and a half. >> anyway. i always do the quick pick but they say a lot of people pick
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the ones that are like calendar years because those numbers mean something, if you go out of that range, 51, 53, may be better. >> so we are going to hold onto these. >> let you know if we won. >> let us know if you did. >> we will let you know if you won, we won't be here tomorrow, perfectly well. >> i love hearing what people say they would do. >> what would you do? it is very, very clear to me, what i would do find the very best theater or build the greatest theater that broadway has ever seen and then i would endow it so that people who have never been to theater, never known the magic of theater, never known how life transforming it could be could come for free, completely -- like the st. jude's hospital, you know, if you can't afford it you come. just so wonderful entertainment can be expressed. >> i love that. >> because theater changes people's lives, good theater can. >> true. >> so that's what i would do. what would you do, hoda? >> buy a lot of horses. no, i would probably get -- i would make sure everyone in my family had a great house. >> right. >> somewhere exactly where they wanted it, on the beach. i think we all love the beach house. you know what -- >> not about stuff? >> yeah. i really don't. sounds weird.
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probably a lot of things that would be nice, i don't know how i would spent it. i'm probably travel more. i would love to have a beautiful beach house, i thing that would be one of the things i would definitely get. >> nothing other than for your family. >> big night tonight. the tree gets lit and so do we. >> so do we. a tradition that dates back to 1933 the most famous christmas tree in the world is ready to get lit in front of thousands of people in the plaza, millions at home, much better weather today than yesterday. stop glad about that. it's going to air on television tonight on christmas in rockefeller center. >> al and savannah, he has voice problems but resting his voice today. great people singing, mariah carey, rod stewart, trace adkins, tony bennett, il volo is singing. >> love il volo. >> you know who else is singing, >> my new favorite singer and maybe person in the world. chris mann. he came to be with us today. come on over. >> hello. >> saw you singing on the
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earlier hour this song that i'm in love with called "roads." >> let's crank this up. what do we have playing? >> it is so beautiful. went right to my dressing room and started listening to it over and over. congratulations, sweetie. >> thank you so much. >> this is one of the most glorious voices god ever gave a man. >> can we crank it, please? ♪ >> not only is it technically gorgeous but your sincerity. you're so authentic. if you're a jerk, you're hiding it really well. i believe every word you're singing. >> what are you talking about? >> whisky wednesday. >> so i know about winesday, when i wake up, it's fourth hour. so -- and i -- >> you wake up with us. >> i wake up with you. >> how sweet. >> i tweeted you yesterday and i said have whisky ready and she poured the whole bottle. >> jerry is a generous guy. >> cheers. >> congratulations, this i'm
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looking forward to hearing. >> i'm excited about tonight. lighting the christmas tree in rockefeller center. i have a christmas record on walmart, some on itunes. home for christmas. >> what are you doing tonight? >> "o holy night," my favorite song and "i'll be home for christmas." >> and "ave maria." >> is a song i have been singing my whole life and the version on "roads" pretty spectacular. >> you will sing later for us on the program? >> get a camera on your beautiful fiancee, laurie or laura? >> laura. >> she is so beautiful. and i asked him -- when you got engaged and you said -- i will let you tell it? >> we gotten gauged last night after the voice. we're on an amazing ride. and it's such a pleasure to be able to share it, you know? we used to live here. >> laura's quick to say, we've been together six years. i'm not a gold digger. i didn't get on the bandwagon
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after "the voice". waiting tables, right? >> we were in new york city waiters and actually i used to work at bank of america right over here, right there, and i used to go to dean & deluca and sit here and look at the tree and be bitter. >> did you ever think one day you would be drinking whisky at 10:00 in the morning with hoda and kathie lee? >> whisky at 10 in the morning happened, too. >> singing at the lighting of the christmas tree? >> chris, we are so happy for you. >> honestly, i heard you sing today and i was like, oh, my gosh, you are my new favorite male voice on the planet. >> wow. >> chris, have a great time >> thank you. >> cheers. >> thank you. >> merry christmas. ? all the makeness to you and laura. she's adorable. >> where are you going with our powerball? >> bye. see you guys. if you win, share. okay. >> speaking of "the voice "christina was in mourning. she no longer that is a team. des her guy is gone. >> there's no way he can get back? that's it.
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>> it's over. so every other coach has two competitors left. christina has no team left. >> she'll sit there like a lump and have nothing to do. >> >> don't say lump. >> just the saying. i sat there like a lump because i had nothing to do. >> there was something fun fun. cee lo green had something fun. >> why don't we watch. ♪ green can be the color of spring ♪ ♪ and green can be cool and friendly like ♪ ♪ and green can be big like an ocean ♪ ♪ or important like a river ♪ or tall like a tree >> like you and me. >> yeah. >> that was awesome. kermit and mrs. green jeans. >> i love that. >> oh, wow. we want to know what you guys think of this. everyone is making a big deal
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out of it. kate middleton's new lid. >> she just parted her hair differently. >> she found a curling iron. >> oh, my gosh. if this is breaking news. >> important information. then she got layers. okay. everybody, what do you think? >> you know, she's a beautiful girl. and i just -- >> a lit wispy bang. >> she looks a little bit more like elizabeth hurley now. she's a beautiful girl. nice change of pace from what we've gotten used to over there. >> the griswolds are back. >> if you've ever seen "christmas vacation" it's so funny. they're back. >> courtesy of old navy. take a look. >> old lady pop heads are making this the most colorful christmas ever. >> behold griswolds lighttacular. make the season bright with beautiful cords and jeans.
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>> i love it. >> it's magnificent! >> decorate the family all the way with pop heads. adults 19 bucks, kids 15. >> joy to the world. >> does it catch on fire and burn down? >> i don't know. i like the movie. >> that doesn't make too much sense. they just got a free commercial. >> yes, they did. >> on nbc. so there you go. what's with jimmy kimmel who i thought was our friend? >> he claims he is. there's a promo out. we're not 100% sure. >> we haven't heard it but we've heard about it a little. >> jimmy's got big news. >> are you excited about this? >> on january 8th he'll make his biggest move yet. >> my goal is to be on so early we go head-to-head with kathie lee and hoda. >> so that vera. i love jimmy kimmel. what's he mean? >> we're on so late? we don't understand because
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we're not that smart, okay? >> something went right in your life last night, right? >> last night i found one of your friends wandering around. regis and joy were at the carlisle. it was a lot of fun. we have a couple of shots. steve tyrell is terrific. i know it's blurry but he's in the middle. someone else took it. there's another shot of your posse. >> yeah. rege and joy. >> they love you so much. >> oh, gosh, love those guys. he was singing the songs of sammy kahn last night, huh? >> yes, he was. >> very few rooms anymore you can go to enjoy that kind of music and have that old-fashioned in a good way new york night. so good for the carlisle keeping it going. and i'm so sorry, the feinsteins at the regency is going to be closing, i heard. that breaks my heart. >> i know. >> well, let's get happy with the girls at the desk. >> we're going to toast the ladies at the desk.
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hello, caa. sara's agency. you guys going to have a confabulatocon fab fab later? >> don't let her leave me. >> on our upcoming segment on how to pair champagne and caviar during the holidays? >> we have a fun show by the way today. >> good. good. so far -- >> thank god for chris mann. >> save us. chris mann has already saved us. >> he's going to sing for us a little bit later. sara, do we have an i do gift? >> we're going to have a contest. an i do over bahamas get away give away. we already have 800 end tris. get in there if you haven't. if you have a wedding or hon honeymoon that maybe went wrong for whatever reason, a chance to winter round trip airfare for two. three nights at the grand lukayan resort. tell us your story. we want to hear about it.
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it will be 12 couples. a really great deal. fun trip. >> are they all going at the same time? >> i'm sure they don't have to coordinate. they only married each other, not the whole group. >> it would be fun if they all nt together. >> so also provided by the bahamas ministry of tourism. >> thank you, miss sara. >> we know them well from when we went. they take good care of their guests. coming up she's an actress, and certified fashionista. >> shy goes my mother said to say hello. she said she watches you every morning. she's taught my daddy ozzie how to dvr your show. >> i love it. drv away. >> we'll see what she's up to right after this. kelly osborne. ion for women breast cancer crusade. so i can get the energized feeling i need and support a great cause? i'm sold. pink lemonade 5-hour energy? yeah and a portion of every sale goes to the avon
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[ male announcer ] to learn more about the cold truth kelly osbourne is host of "fashion police" breaking down the good, bad and truly ugly from all the red carpet events.
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>> worried about what we are wearing. >> definitely pass the test. hello, we're wearing patterns, the same color. >> i have a question about your pants. >> yes. >> tell me about these. >> high waist and this little flap here which usually makes women's bums look bigger but because the way they are cut -- >> can you stand up for one second? >> of course. >> oh. yes. >> pockets. >> ring in my pocket. what is that? >> ring off so we could see those nails. >> yes. >> hosting an event tonight. then we'll talk a little bit more about -- >> i'm hosting the vogue ball for amfar tonight, at the w hotel. going to be amazing. >> so your nails say amfar -- >> and vogue. into the voguing. >> look at those fingernails. do you have a favorite designer or are you -- >> i have a -- zack posen, not only do i love his dresses and the way they make me feel, but him. the nails, i'm so happy about i can get acrylics again, my niece is old enough, you can't have acrylics with a baby or if you
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work in the medical industry. >> i didn't realize that. >> they have a bacteria that kind of makes you feel dirty. my niece. >> that is jack's little girl. how precious is she? >> i call her the miracle, she has brought our family so much closer together. even more than we were. >> really? >> and there's me and my brother and pearly. >> how is he doing? >> he is doing absolutely amazing. >> in remission right now from the ms? >> you never really are. when you have ms, you have it your whole life. >> i know that but periods where it's dormant. >> he doesn't have any -- right now and he has completely changed his diet, lifestyle, goes to work every day. he is like doing really well, producing and tv an stuff. >> that's great. >> coming up on the 100th episode of "fashion police," you, joan rivers. >> giuliana and george. >> like a crazy group of people. >> speak for yourselves, ladies. >> it gets riotous. you have to bleep joan every five seconds. >> yes, you do.
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>> she is the funniest woman on the planet. >> she is. can i just say, what an honor it is to work with a true legend as her. how much i learned from her is just unbelievable. she is amazing. we all love each other so much. i can't believe that 100 episodes, not one fight. >> ever get uncomfortable criticizing someone? you like the person, their outfit may not to be your taste but to someone else's. do you -- >> i tried very lightly, with my friends, but i don't talk about the person unless i have a reason and i justify. i would never say anything about anyone that i wouldn't say to their face. that's how i get by on it. and it's a comedy-based show. >> it is. it's joan. >> if you have a sense of humor about yourself you're in the wrong industry. >> now you get criticized, yourself, for some of the things wear, purple hair, stuff like that.
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>> i mean, look at me, for god's sake. >> how do you deal with the criticism that you get from other people? >> that's their opinion. it's totally fine. >> yeah. >> what went into the purple hair? why did you decide on that tint, that hue? >> when i was 13 years old, i snuck into my sister's room and went through one of her fashion magazines and tore out this page i liked and it had five supermodels with five old ladies that had five different rinses of gray. and i have done all of them and this is the last one. and i'm keeping it. i love it. and it makes people so angry sometimes. ? get a life, right? >> what do they say? >> i can't swear on tv. >> really? go there? >> they go there. and then i get a lot of young girls, i'm dyeing my hair just like you, makes me feel really cool, like i started something that usually people were calling me the worst name. >> people can be cruel. anyway -- congratulations, have a good time tonight. raise a lot of money for a great cause. >> thank you so much. >> good for you. >> sara haines has the photos that made you stop and say, how
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it's wines day wednesday, you know what that means. what the what? >> we look at all those photos that make you do a double take and just laugh like crazy. >> sara sifted through both of the pictures. >> don't falter her. you are my burst of sunshine. our first photo from jamie cochran from winter park, florida. >> okay. >> this is her daughter right when they handed her to santa. the boys went into autopilot. >> that's adorable. >> a great shot. >> look at them all with the same shirt. wow. >> amazing mother that can get that many children looking that adorable at the same time. >> okay. jennifer from morris town, new jersey submitted that photo.
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>> they saw that at a local park and mom is like i don't know what to do with this. >> what the what? >> the rule or do you let them go? >> i don't know. >> next up, a photo from dawn bud from cape may courthouse, new jersey. >> how cute is that? >> the dog every time passes this fountain gets up to play with the other dog. that's a statue. >> oh. oh. >> that's statue. >> i didn't get that. >> the dog tries to play with it all the time. >> i thought he was getting a drink. >> me, too. >> he pushes his paw at him and tries to get him to play. >> that is unbelievable. never gets it. >> just going to be over and over again. sherry thurman from wildwood, missouri, sent us this photo. >> sit means sit. >> dog training, sorry, we don't train husbands, wives or kids. this is not the place to send your children. this is a legit sign at the above of mccloud mountain in tennessee. how do you even -- you have to take a snapshot of that to even remember what was next. >> wow, in other words, many curves ahead, be careful. >> go slow. >> thank you, sara, for that information. >> thank you ever so.
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>> champagne wishes and caviar dreams. we are trying out both to see what's best to impress your guests this holiday. he is one of tonight's performers at the rockefeller center tree lighter but we got him first. amazing singer. we are already madly in love with him, chris mann is with us. >> all after the your local news and weather. 2@
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we are back with more of today on this winesday wednesday and time for our weekly trivia game called "who knew", today we will test your tv jingle knowledge, the ones that stick in your head all day long? as always, kathie lee gifford is across the street at the nbc experience store, ready to hand out 100 bucks to anyone who gets the questions right. to those who don't they get her awesome cd. all right. here to help me out is the ceo of deutsch inc., valerie defibo. are we ready? >> we are ready. >> see if our people are ready. go ahead, kath. >> who did this. ♪ you'll learn the meaning of easy cleaning with the only foam that's lysol ♪ that was me. anyway, what celebrity -- by the way happy birthday, ms. birthday
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girl? >> thank you. >> what celebrity is best known for appearing in the jell-o commercials, george lopez, bill cosby, steve martin or billy crystal? >> bill cosby. >> yes, indeed, bill cosby, very iconic, that commercial. >> very iconic. bill cosby did jell-o commercials for almost 30 years. he started in 1974 following a lot of the programming that he did with kids on "the electric company" in the early '70s, just a natural with kids, conversational, made them feel like he talked to them like peel ream. >> all right. yeah. i remember that kids say the darndest things. kath, back to you. >> lovely lady from connecticut, finish the words to this famous candy commercial, gimme a break, gimme a break. >> gimme a break of that kit kat bar. >> right. i think it was one word. >> close enough. >> the technical answer, break me off a piece of that kit kat bar. right. >> so this is another 1986, this commercial, what's great about
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this jingle is the sound, it comes directly out of how you eat that candy bar so you're breaking off a piece, it's directly related to the form. the newest commercials don't even use the words, they mimic the sounds and the rhythm of the old commercials and -- >> really? >> very recognizable. >> kath, back across to you, hon. >> maine. >> name the brand that has this catchy jingle. listen. ♪ meow, meow, meow >> meow mix. >> yeah that didn't take long. [ ding ] these are too easy. >> she's a point. me you mix. -- meow mix. >> meow mix. what is interesting, first of all, you can get as a ring tone. >> are you kidding? that would be so annoying. >> fun fact, cee lo green just rearranged this piece of music for, you know, recently, and the proceeds go to paws l.a., which is -- which is an organization with rescue cats for elderly people. so, just terrific.
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he brings his cat, purr-fect on "the voice." . >> we know all about that crazy cat. >> we know that back to kath. >> beautiful girl from utah, fill in the blank with the store name in this jingle, i don't want to grow up, i'm a blank kid is it -- ta ta ta ta, is it target, fao schwartz, toys "r" us or walmart? >> toys "r" us. >> you knew that. >> cheater! >> toys "r" us just relaunched this song a week ago, prior to the holidays, they are having a nationwide contest, basically, a sing along on thanksgiving night, where people all across the country could sing this song together and really for people my age and my parents' age to introduce the song to their kids. so nostalgic. >> back across to kath. >> lovely lady from ohio, finish the words to this oscar mayer commercial, i love to eat it every day and if you ask me why
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i say 'cause oscar meyer has a way with -- >> b-o-l-o-g-n-a. >> a bad day for me. >> got to make them harder, kath wants to give away her cds. baloney. >> baloney. do you also know that oscar my myer meyer had a wiener mobile, 1936, iconic marketing. also did i love to be an oscar meyer wiener, 1963. so, this commercial, the boy in the commercial on the dock with the fishing pole, many people remember, that boy is now a computer programmer. yes, he is and an entrepreneur. so people go on to do great things. one more. might stump them. try this one. >> nice man from ohio. who wrote the jingle for band aids, i am stuck on band-aid band because band-aid's stuck on me. >> i only know this 'cause i live with a fanilow, it's barry manilow. >> a clean sweep. i didn't know that barry manilow. amazing.
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>> barry manilow also wrote jingles for state farm insurance, mcdonald's, and john travolta was in a 1975 commercial for band-aid. so, there are lots of nostalgic things for band-aid brand. >> we have time for one last one. >> memphis. all righty. what soft drink commercial had tag line i'd like to buy the world a -- was it dr. pepper, pepsi, coke? >> the world. um. coke? [ ding ] >> got it can't give one of those away. like to buy the world a coke. ♪ i'd like to buy the world a coke ♪ >> iconic. so famous, hit the charts in the united states and europe. the interesting thing about this commercial, done by mccann erickson, was that it was written on the back of a napkin in an airport when people were fog delayed. they were base you cannily sharing over cokes their stories and being, you know, just being together in that airport during this delay. that's what inspired the song.
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>> good tune. thanks, honey, thanks for joining us. >> thank you so much. it is winesday, we are doing what we do best. we're going to have a drink. and we are going to pair fine champagne with caviar after these messages. s to fight ♪ ♪ breast cancer and i think that's swell. ♪ ♪ the more you take, the more they'll pay, ♪ ♪ so make them write a big check today. ♪ ♪ and if you're feeling a little slow, ♪ ♪ then 5-hour energy will help you go. ♪ ♪ so buy a bottle of pink lemonade and ♪ ♪ you can help fight breast cancer today. ♪ anyone have occasional constipation, diarrhea, gas, bloating? yeah. one phillips' colon health probiotic cap each day helps defend against these digestive issues with three strains of good bacteria. approved! [ phillips' lady ] live the regular life. phillips'.
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so the production of twix was divided between two separate factories. left twix factory cascades caramel and chocolate onto cookie, while right twix factory flows caramel and chocolate onto cookie. today they share nothing, but a wrapper and a driveway. try both and pick a side. but i'm still stubbed up. [ male announcer ] truth is, nyquil doesn't unstuff your nose. what? [ male announcer ] alka-seltzer plus liquid gels speeds relief to your worst cold symptoms plus has a decongestant for your stuffy nose. thanks. that's the cold truth!
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it is time to get this party started with some champagne and caviar pairings for all that holiday enter taken. >> you don't have to win the powerball tonight to indulge in these delicacies, here with serving suggestions is ilya russ, managing director of caviar ruse in new york city. >> hi, how are you? >> a little pricey for some people. we have different price points as we go along? >> absolutely. three different caviares, three different price points and champagne to pair with it to clear your palate. >> exactly. we need to do that. >> what are we starting with? >> american sturgeon. you are going to start -- this is for you. >> oh. >> this is for you.
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>> my gosh, we get three each? >> take this one spoon here. >> okay. >> okay. >> so what do we do? >> in the -- >> really nice quality, a little bit more salt content. >> very salty. >> a little sip of that crisp, fresh champagne, you will clear everything through. >> that is sensational. what's next? >> the next is the siberian sturgeon caviar. >> yours is over there. >> i get that now. >> very velvety, delicate, works very, very well with this rose. >> yeah. mild, refined. not as salty. >> champagne good? >> love that. that is delicious. >> my gosh. >> rose works well with this, a medium body. >> this is pricier? >> a little bit more pricier, yes. >> it's delicious. >> finish off with our classic, staff of the show, really phenomenal, large grain size in egg and it's really -- >> i don't like for you to say egg. like to call it caviar.
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not think about what it is. a champagne for a celebration, dom perignon. 2003. >> wow. >> this is my favorite. >> i love that one. >> now what are we doing? >> this is for entertaining at home, you have caviar server with a little crushed ice, caviar right inside. let the guests help themselves. starch, toast points, crepe bellinis, creme fraiche, should you choose. >> capers and lemon. >> look at you showing off the way you like it. >> i do like it like that. >> great, by itself it is perfect. >> this is our -- do an hors d'oeuvres plate for guests at home, caviar, creme fraiche and you have -- >> that one. >> then you have your beggar's purse.
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>> what is the middle one? >> beg are's purses, crepe bellini, caviar inside and chive thai. >> do it all in one bite? >> yeah. >> do it. >> fop right in. perfect. >> my god. >> i love my work. [ laughter ] >> life could be worse. >> this one, chris mann going to sing for us, too. good day, hoda. >> what is this? >> simply another serving suggestion, a little smoked salmon. classic caviar. >> so good. >> okay. >> i don't want to count the calories we just consumed. >> actually -- >> how much is in these? >> caviar is very, very nutritious, per gram, one of the most nutritious foods out there don't worry about the calories. enjoy and celebrate. perfect. >> i like you, your attitude. >> one calorie per bite, per gram. this is just simply unadorned for the caviar aficionado, interintimate /* /- intimate dinner party with your guests,
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spoon of caviar, serve it just like that. >> do you eat it every day? >> you know, i taste it every day. but, you know, it's part of my job. >> you have to. >> someone has to taste the caviar before it goes out. >> the way we think. part of our job, what we do. what else have you done? get that last one. so delicious. excuse me. >> pardon me. >> caviar ruse, we play with food and the caviar all day long this is really simple, no frills, this is how i grew up eating caviar. in the morning, new year's day, have a little bagel, caviar, cream cheese. no frills. >> what's going on with this fruit salad? >> a really beautiful dish, a tuna with classic served on top, cucumber, yogurt. it's absolutely to die for. >> telling us we are out of time. i don't give a rip. we are going to finish this. >> try that. >> okay. >> what is that, real quick? >> really quick, ice cream and caviar, nobody would have ever thought. works perfectly. sweet and salty, caramelized brioche. more calories here. >> so delicious.
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>> we do have another show -- >> performance by our new friend, classical singer and former finalist on "the voice," chris mann. >> this is so good. >> right after these messages. good morning. i'm meteorologist kim cunningham. we're here's your weather channel forecast for the next seven days. we're going to start out with today's forecast. plenty of sunshine for most of the country. the story this next week will be the west. and it's also going to be the warmup in the central u.s. as you can see today's forecast very dry. anywhere from minneapolis all the way into florida where we have the rains along the west coast especially central california up to the pacific northwest with temperatures in the 60s and 50s. not a lot of cold air with this system. these systems i should say coming through. the snow levels will drop friday once the cold front makes it through the cascades. expect snow levels to be up past level. that could be a problem. make sure to have your winter
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survival kit with you. the front is draped across the ohio valley. we'll see snowshowers north of it, rainshowers as well. temperatures here in the 30s in boston. but notice the 60s, the 70s, a big warmup here in the central plains. it's going to get warmer. that front lifts northward. now we're in the 50s in chicago. atlanta in the mid 60s on saturday. okafor what what a gorgeous weekend. the pacific northwest not so nice. major changes here. we continue with the storms coming in on sunday from san francisco all the way to seattle. there could be power outages, landslides, mudslides, lots of rain expected. very dangerous in this part of the country here coming up this weekend. then we'll see a little rain moving through the ohio valley. but that's really about it. final lit cold front does come out monday. we'll see showers, minneapolis, chicago maybe overnight. then by tuesday we finally get some gulf moisture involved. now the storms begin to move northward towards the ohio valley. still looking at the next storm
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the toyota concert series on today brought to you by toyota. ♪ tell me that you need me just last year, classical singer chris mann auditioned for season two of nbc hit series "the voice." and his fans -- let's listen a moment. >> took him all the way to the finale, representing team christina. >> classical crossover singer, chris mann, out with his official debut album entitled "roads," he is here performing a cover of lady antebellum's hit song, "i need you now." >> our new very favorite guy in all the world, chris mann.
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♪ picture perfect memories scatter all around the floor ♪ ♪ reaching for the phone 'cause i can't fight it anymore ♪ ♪ and i wonder if i ever cross your mind ♪ ♪ for me it happens all the time ♪ ♪ it's a quarter after one i'm all alone and i need you now ♪ ♪ i said i wouldn't call but i lost all control and i need you now ♪ ♪ and i don't know how i can do without ♪
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♪ i just need you now ♪ another shot of whisky can't stop looking at the door ♪ ♪ i'm wishing you'd come sweeping in the way you did before ♪ ♪ and i wonder if i ever cross your mind ♪ ♪ for me it happens all the time ♪ ♪ it's a quarter after one, i'm a little drunk and i need you now ♪ ♪ i said i wouldn't call but i lost all control and i need you now ♪ ♪ and i don't know how i can do without ♪ ♪ i just need you now
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♪ yes i'd rather hurt than feel nothing at all ♪ ♪ it's quarter after one i'm all alone and i need you now ♪ ♪ and i said i wouldn't call but i lost all control and i need you now and i don't know how i can do without ♪ ♪ i just need you now ♪ i just need you now
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♪ i need you now ♪ it's quarter after one i'm still alone and i need you ♪ ♪ i need you now >> perfection! perfection. >> beautiful. >> you can catch chris mann on "christmas in rockefeller center" tonight on nbc. at 8:00, 7:00 central. >> we are back with more on "today" on nbc. >> should have had him stay and sing us some more.
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there's games for phonics training and it's really cool. i think the kids will really love this. my gosh. yes. >> a backpack a whole bunch of school supplies, pencils, pen, crayons, paper. >> some supplements to keep the kids healthy. >> just hearing about your daughter who just came back from the philippines and learned a lot from there, right? >> she did, amy, a real life-changing experience, as any humanitarian work we can do. it changes you forever. >> really happy for all you guys are doing. congratulations for giving. we appreciate it. >> thank you. >> especially as a family, nothing more beautiful than that. thank you all very much. >> you can bring your toy to the plaza, you can donate online go to our website. >> tomorrow, actor and director ed burns and ambush makeovers and "s jeff: best selling author talking about the weighty issues. you're sort of a pioneer in saying, it is not okay. >> yeah. jeff: to say somebody's fat. >> that word is so loaded. that's the quickest way to shut a woman down if you call her the f word. jeff: he